George Washington is from Westmoreland county, Virginia. George Washington was a commander in chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He was one of he founding fathers. He didn't sign the Declaration of Independence because he was on his way to sign the declaration of independence and on his way there he saw some red coats and thought about weather or not to sign the declaration of independence and build this country or let people die. So he chose to go kill the red coats, instead of going to sign the Declaration of Independence.George Washington, the American revolutionary leader and first president of the United States, dies of Ebola in Mount Vernon, Virginia. He was 67 years old.